Morning News For October 24, 2014

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florida-public-employees-prepaid-programsWTSP: Florida Prepaid program sales increase

According to data released Thursday morning, prepaid sales were up 208 percent over the first enrollment week in 2013. Florida Prepaid allows parents, grandparents or other sponsors to open college savings accounts, and then make monthly payments toward the cost of tuition, fees and housing.

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florida-public-employees-scott-cristThe Economist: Scott and the ranty ark trick

RICK SCOTT should probably be in prison, says Darryl Paulson, a political scientist at the University of South Florida. He is also, Mr Paulson contends, Florida’s best choice for governor. So goes politics in America’s fourth-largest state, where personalities are big and policies secondary.

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florida-public-employees-school-board-district-2TBO:  It’s down to 2 for District 6 seat

Voters countywide will decide who should serve the next four years in the position — first-time candidate Dipa Shah or school board member April Griffin.

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florida-public-employees-supermajorityFCN: Could Florida return to a supermajority?

In just two weeks, we’ll know who gets elected here in Florida and for republicans it could be a return to a supermajority in the state senate.

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florida-public-employees-facebook-roomsCentral Florida Future: Facebook launches Rooms to anonymously share common Interests

A “room” is a feed of photos, videos and text like Facebook or Instagram but the focus is on a single topic chosen by the person who created it. Already popular on Rooms: beat boxing, Kicks from Above (cool shoes in cool places) and mouth-watering home-cooked meals,

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florida-public-employees-newberry-economyThe Gainesville Sun: Newberry gets action plan for growing its economy

Florida’s economic growth doesn’t always come as quickly to smaller, rural communities such as Newberry, Jesse Panuccio told a gathering of city officials and local business leaders at the Easton Newberry Sports Complex on Wednesday evening.

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florida-public-employees-Sgt-roque-firedFlorida Today: Police Sgt. Jamie Rocque fired

Melbourne Police Chief Steve Mimbs chose to fire Sergeant Jamie Rocque, who was recently found to have violated 10 department policies including not operating within legal constraints, honesty and professional competence.

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Sun_SentinelSun Sentinel: ‘Fort Lauderdale is prepared’ for Ebola

As an Ebola scare sweeps the world, Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue officials assured the public that they’re ready for it — and have been for years.
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florida-public-employees-my-foxMy FOX: 1 candidate a ‘no show’ during Fla. House debates hosted by Tiger Bay Club
Orlando’s  hosted a debate for Florida House candidates with FOX 35′s Mike Synan as the moderator, but only seven of the eight candidates showed up. 
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National

 

CNN_Justice_florida_public_employeesCNN: Man attacks New York police officers with a hatchet

The suspect was hiding behind a bus shelter as if he was waiting to attack the officers, according to a law enforcement official, who said it almost appeared as if he was stalking them. The officers were posing for a photo when the man pounced, police Commissioner Bill Bratton said.

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florida-public-employees-cnn-healthCNN: From Guinea to the U.S.: Timeline of first Ebola patient in New York City

A doctor who recently returned from Guinea has tested positive for Ebola — the first case of the deadly virus in New York City and the fourth diagnosed in the United States.

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TakePart: At This Tobacco Company, Smoking at Your Desk Is Finally Off-Limits

On Wednesday the maker of Camel, Winston and Salem, Pall Mall, Doral, and Kool brand cigarettes announced that in 2015 employees won’t be allowed to smoke traditional cancer sticks, cigars, or pipes in common areas of the workplace.

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